Bowker Publishes Report on Consumer Book- and E-book-Buying Behavior
Lightning Source to Print Report On-Demand
Bowker is selling the report (via www.bookconsumer.com) for $999 for a single-use PDF or print copy, but it is offering a 10% discount on orders placed by today.
On-demand book manufacturer Lightning Source will produce the print orders on-demand. Copies of the report will be printed as they are needed, allowing Bowker to fill every order of the report from virtual inventory.
*Editor's note: In Book Business' forthcoming September issue, Senior Analyst Michael Norris of Simba Information pens a Guest Column called “Minding the Store: Why you should be paying attention to the book retailing landscape.” Bowker's data showing that mass-merchandisers continue to gain market share while bookstores show the largest decline ties directly in to Norris' word of caution to the book industry. Keep your eye out in the next few weeks for this compelling column.